In recent years, high-profile class action settlements have been criticized for delivering little to no monetary relief to plaintiffs, instead, providing coupons, injunctive relief or “cy pres” relief in which the defendant makes charitable donations, while making large fee awards to attorneys.
Noting the rapid technological transformation of financial services, the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division today requested public comments on whether and how it should revise its guidelines—virtually unchanged since 1995—for reviewing the competitive effects of bank mergers.
The Iowa Division of Banking on Monday blocked the sale of First American Bank’s remaining Iowa-based assets and branches to Green State Credit Union, a $5.8 billion institution based in Iowa City.
Diving into the data on why community banks buy and sell—and how they can position themselves to succeed.
Increasing scarcity of both buyers and sellers will drive bank mergers and acquisitions in 2020, a top bank deal lawyer says on the latest episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast.
With several serial acquirers out of the market, scarcer targets for purchase and non-traditional deals on the rise, expect banks to turn to experienced matchmakers in 2020 to navigate M&A.
As banking becomes ever more technology-driven, many banks are shifting from a mindset that puts big tech projects off to one side to one that embraces ongoing innovation, development and deployment. Regions Bank exemplifies the latter mindset.
Four areas where boards may wish to focus their energies when presented with an acquisition.
Seeking economies of scale is among the biggest drivers on both sides of the deal.
Localities that lost a bank headquarters in a merger saw declines in local charitable contributions and volunteer service, Federal Reserve Governor Michelle Bowman said today, citing a Fed review of Community Reinvestment Act exam reports before and after bank acquisitions.